This is my election district: London-Fanshawe; Londoners might refer to the majority of it as “The Scary East End” or som variation of it. When I first came to London, I might have agreeed, having toured it while looking for a new home. I settled here mostly out of necessity but have been constantly surprised and pleased by the hidden nature spots and “close to the countryside” living that I have found out here on the ragged-edge of the riding.
I used “The Undecided” to figure out which party I agreed with more in this election and was surprised to find out that the Greens were top of the list (mostly due to my paranoid desire to have Health Care funded at 100% with magical healing properties and Cancer Cures for all). That aside, I contacted the Green Party Candidate in my Riding (Dan O’Neail) and asked for some information on his stances. I think I may do the same for the candidates for the Liberals and NDP. I won’t Vote Tory for any reason, no matter how great the local candidate is, if isn’t the party leader, one Candidate isn’t going to change a whole party. I’m not required to give some sort of even-handed approach to this, I’ve never claimed to be totally open-minded.And let’s face it, I’m never going to vote for anyone who claims to represent “Christian Heritage” I mean, seriously, “I take my lead from a 2000 year old Carpenter’s Son” that’s like advertising you really, really, really want to believe that local social problems can be solved through strong belief in Faries and Giants.
So, I’m going to ask the Liberal and NDP candidates the same question I asked Dan O’Neail:
Do you have a website where you discuss your platform?
I live in your riding and would like more information about your stance on Personal Freedom, Government Transparency, Nuclear Power, Culture and Entertainment, Unions and International Trade.
Thanks for your time,
I’ll post the replies as they come in.
A Short Note about my previous attempts to speak with local government:
I’ve since deleted the email reply I received about “Recycling Containers”. It was a brusque “You can find them in any hardware store” which kind of blunted the question by being, well, blunt. I decided this lack of candor would be met with total dismissal.
Perhaps this time, things will go well.